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Royal Air Maroc to Start Pilgrimage Flights August 8

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Alhaji Yusuf called on all state chief executives to guide against politicizing hajj activities and also stop the idea of changing pilgrims board executives frequently to ensure adequate planning in Nigeria and in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Read More »

Jeremy Corbyn ally attacks U.S. over Venezuelan violence

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Mr Maduro has previously described the Labour leader as a "friend of Venezuela". Labour MP Graham Jones raised concerns after shadow Home Office minister Chris Williamson criticised the United States for its "very shady record" of interference in Latin America, including funding opposition groups in Venezuela. Read More »

5 bomb threats interrupt normal operations at 2 Navy bases

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Boone Clinic. At Naval Station Norfolk , military working dogs were used to sweep the base Wednesday morning. A military working dog alerted on a vehicle near Pier 14 about 7:45 a.m. Update: 4 of 5 threats cleared at JEB Little Creek Fort Story . The first threat was called in at 9:19 and targeted USS Whidbey Island (LSD-41). Read More »

Congress levelling false allegations on BJP over NOTA: RS Prasad

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Naqvi added that Rajya Sabha elections are indirect elections where original feeling is that NOTA will harm the Rajya Sabha election that is why the delegation has demanded that NOTA tatkal should be ended. However, a party is free to take disciplinary action including expulsion against an MLA defying party directive. When asked if the current political instability could have been avoided by ensuring that Shanker Sinh Vaghela didn't leave the Party, Patel said, "We offered him everything ... Read More »

Woman, 2 kids held captive for 2 years in Spotsylvania County

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Deputies had arrived at the building on Mine Road at around 5pm to check-up on the family after a neighbour reported that they hadn't seen or heard from any of them for some time. The woman, 32, is being treated at a medical facility. Moore was said to be unemployed and reclusive by Spotsylvania Sheriff's Lt. C.A. Carey. They also determined that the woman and kids were not held in a cage or any sort of bondage. Read More »

Varadkar's Brexit remarks are 'unhelpful', says Foster

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Mr Bruton said that neither had "come forward with their own ideas" on issues such as the Irish border or remaining in the customs union after the United Kingdom leaves the European Union. Talks on power-sharing in the north are due to get back underway at the end of August - after they ended in deadlock in July. His visit to Northern Ireland on Friday will be his first since taking over from Enda Kenny in June. Read More »

Russian reporter punched in jaw during live newscast

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Journalist Nikita Razvozzhayev asked the man to stay away but just then he hurled a punch at the reporter following which the broadcast had to be stopped. What happened in Gorky Park afterwards was unclear, but Razvozhaev was said to have suffered a broken jaw in the attack. It was later revealed he has never been a member of the Russian armed forces despite previous reports suggesting he was a former paratrooper. Read More »

Trump Reportedly Described White House As A 'Real Dump'

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He would not, however, stop attacking Obama for his vacations, an obsession that looks mighty silly now that Trump prepares to take his first official vacation from the White House . Donald Trump likes to play golf and often leaves Washington DC for visiting different clubs, he has been a regular visitor at his own golf clubs in Florida and Virginia as well. Read More »

Maharashtra govt sacks controversial IAS officer Radhyesham Mopalwar

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As the opposition Congress-NCP cornered the BJP-Shiv Sena saffron alliance government on the alleged dealings of Mopalwar, Fadnavis on Thursday said that he has been divested of the porfolio. Chavan said the allegations have put a big question mark on Fadnavis' reliability. "An inquiry can not be impartial as long as Mehta remains in the cabinet", said leader of opposition in the state assembly Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil. Read More »

Attack on Shi'ite mosque in Afghan city kills at least 29

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The girls on Afghanistan's robotics team made headlines when they were finally granted visas to attend a competition in the United States after their applications were rejected twice because of Donald Trump's travel ban. This comes as at least 29 people were killed and almost 70 others were wounded after a group of suicide bombers stormed a mosque in Herat city late on Tuesday night. Read More »

Trump signs Russian Federation sanctions bill, unhappily

On July 27, 2017, the U.S. Congress sent to President Trump's desk a bill that imposes new financial sanctions against Russia , Iran , and North Korea . Lara went on to report the country's unemployment rate, the plans of Taiwanese electronics supplier Foxconn to build a factory in Wisconsin - reported extensively by the mainstream media - and the president honoring the first responders to the shooting of congressmen in Alexandria, Va., a ceremony also covered by national and ... Read More »

South African kidnapped by al Qaeda in 2011 regains freedom

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Stephen McGowan, left, and Johan Gustafsson were adbucted in Timbuktu in November 2011. The Dutchman's wife escaped the kidnapping and a German national who attempted to resist was killed. passed on in May 2017 without seeing her son back home", Nkoana-Mashabane said. "He'll pick himself up in a little while and return to normal life", added Malcolm McGown. Read More »

U.S. to apply sanctions on Russian Federation after consultations with Europe - Juncker

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The bloc sees the new sanctions adopted by Trump as part of the US' new industrial policy. In addition to sanctions imposed on Moscow by the U.S., the European Union, and other Western governments since 2014 over Russia's encroachments against Ukraine, namely, the Crimea annexation and the war in Donbass , last December, the USA seized two Russian diplomatic compounds on United States soil, a measure taken at the end of the Obama Administration over Moscow's meddling in the 2016 ... Read More »

SC refuses to stay NOTA in Gujarat RS election

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The BJP has fielded its national president Amit Shah, Union minister Smriti Irani and Balwantsinh Rajput for the three Rajya Sabha seats from Gujarat against the lone Congress candidate Ahmed Patel . The matter will be heard next on 18 September. It has also made a decision to issue a whip to all the Congress MLAs, including Shankersinh Vaghela, who resigned last month to ensure that Ahmed Patel is voted back into the Rajya Sabha. Read More »

OCC, OGS investigating overnight earthquakes in Edmond area

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The U.S. Geological Survey recorded the quake at 9:56 p.m. about 4½ miles east-northeast of Edmond . The second natural disaster was in the same square mile but just west of the first one. The first was a 3.0-magnitude about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday. Officials with the Induced Seismicity Department at the Oklahoma Corporation Commission and the Oklahoma Geological Survey are investigating the latest natural disaster activity in the Edmond area. Read More »

Here's What Russia's Decision to Reduce Diplomatic Staff Will Actually Mean

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Vice President Mike Pence , on a visit to Estonia, said Monday, "We hope for better days, for better relations with Russian Federation". "Under President Donald Trump , the United States of America rejects any attempt to use force, threats, intimidation, or malign influence in the Baltic States or against any of our treaty allies", Pence said Monday morning, speaking alongside three Baltic leaders at the Estonian president's office here. Read More »

United States willing to talk to N. Korea: Tillerson

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That step could ratchet up tensions between the world's two largest economies. He said China has a particular role to play, as it accounts for 90 per cent of trade with the Communist nation. Air Force Col. Michael Hough, the commander of the 30th Space Wing who made the decision to launch, said in a statement . However, some North Korea watchers worry that inconsistent and opaque messaging from the United States has hamstrung their position when it comes to North Korea, a country ... Read More »

Five die in fire mishap at Pal Heights hotel owner's house

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The fire reportedly broke out in the second floor of the three-storey building of hotelier Satpal Singh at about 3.30 am when everybody was asleep. By the time the fire fighters arrived at 5.25 am, the five people sleeping in first floor of the house had been asphyxiated to death, sources said. Read More »

Rohani Sworn In For Second Term

Hassan Rouhani" as Iran's president. President Rouhani underlined that Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) indicated Iran's good will for effective and constructive interaction at global level. Iran's supreme leader on Thursday slammed the new USA sanctions on Tehran signed by President Donald Trump the previous day, and vowed his country would continue its missile program despite worldwide pressure. Read More »

No vendetta in raids against Congress minister: Javadekar

The raid was conducted by the IT department at 39 different locations. Raid was also being conducted at the house of Congress lawmaker N. Ravi in the city's southern suburb. "It is unconstitutional to use IT department and investigative agencies to target people". The Congress party on Thursday staged a protest in Bengaluru against the income tax department on Karnataka Power Minister D.K. Read More »

Flash Flood Watch issued for Santa Clarita Valley

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The warning isn't atypical, but the weather conditions have pushed the thunder farther inland than usual. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles.A Flash Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring. The Flash Flood Watch continues for the San Gabriel and the Santa Clarita Valleys. The moisture brought thunderstorms and lightning Tuesday, with localized flooding. Read More »

Pakistani militant killed in Kashmir while visiting wife

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Both were later identified as local militants, and their bodies were handed over to their relatives. When the security officer asks Abu Dujana to surrender , he refused and said, "I won't surrender , have to die one day... Troops retaliated by firing tear gas, pellet guns and bullets, killing a young man and injuring at least 70 others, witnesses and a police officer said. Read More »

Kevin Myers apologises and says, "It's over for me professionally"

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It said Mr Myers, who was poached from The Irish Times to work for The Irish Independent before being recruited to the Irish edition of The Sunday Times , would never work for it again. "Jews are not generally noted for their insistence on selling their talent for the lowest possible price", Mr Myers said in the column. "When you see it like that it's very horrifying", she said. Read More »

NOTA to remain in Gujarat RS polls as SC dismisses Congress' plea

They had also said the resort was not being raided, but they went there because Shivakumar was spending the night there. The Gujarat Congress, challenging the Election Commission (EC) decision to introduce NOTA in the upcoming election in the state, also sought a stay of the notification. Read More »

Xiaomi Mi 6c Renders, Specifications, and Price Leak Hints at Imminent Launch

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As far as videos are concerned, while the front-facing camera can shoot 1080p videos at 30fps, the rear-facing module can actually shoot 4K videos at 30fps and full HD videos at up to 120fps. Xiaomi Mi 6C was earlier spotted on benchmarking site GFXBench, and the phone has been codenamed "Jason". The dual-SIM (Micro+Nano) Xiaomi Mi Max 2 runs MIUI 8 based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat out-of-the-box. Read More »

Body of woman found stuffed in freezer ID'd

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The dead woman is believed to be Shannon Graves, Novoa's former girlfriend. Based on police documents tendered to court, Layton moved to Novoa's apartment shortly after the disappearance of Graves. The coroner has not yet confirmed that the corpse found in the freezer is indeed the woman, nor has she identified the causes of her death. Shannon Elizabeth Graves, 28, had not been seen since Christmas Day 2016. Read More »

Democrats take a page out of Trump's handbook with new trade policies

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Both LeadingAge and the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living said they were grateful to the senators who voted against the measure, with LeadingAge specifically citing Sens. If the new bill were to have been passed, it would have left millions of people without health care. Lee also said the Senate didn't work the way it's supposed to and that it " failed the American people". Read More »

Carnival (LON:CCL) Analyst Target Prices

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It has underperformed by 8.41% the S&P500. Finally, Wedbush upped their price objective on Royal Caribbean Cruises from $106.00 to $117.00 and gave the stock an "outperform" rating in a research report on Tuesday, April 25th. Mu Invests Limited reported 1,390 shares. Amica Mutual Ins holds 0.06% or 8,808 shares. The Firm operates the Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises and Regent Seven Seas Cruises brands. Read More »

Italy Seizes Migrant Aid Group's Ship in Mediterranean

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A second vessel was expected to join it in the coming days. Last week, European Union ministers extended the mandate of the EU's Sophia naval mission - aimed at combating trafficking in the central Mediterranean - and debated whether to allow the mission to work inside Libyan territorial waters. Read More »

Russia: Sanctions bill shows Donald Trump's weakness

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Notably, when President Obama signed a similar bill in 2015 permitting Congress to review his decision to lift sanctions against Iran for the nuclear deal, he issued no such statement . But top lawmakers gave little ground. President Donald Trump denied Wednesday that he called the White House a "dump ". John McCain of Arizona, the chairman of the Senate armed services committee. Read More »

Rahul Gandhi to visit flood-affected districts of north Gujarat

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The Congress has moved 44 of its legislators to Bengaluru to avoid any further poaching of its members before the Rajya Sabha elections slated for August 8, after six of its 57 legislators jumping ship, with three of them joining BJP . It is to be noted that Chief Minister Rupani has been camping in Banaskantha and Patan districts along with 10 of his ministers for the last few days, in most probability, as a major outreach in the North Gujarat region. Read More »

Great white shark chomps on underwater video camera

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A top shark scientist has told of the terrifying moment a great white took a bite of his camera, exposing rows of razor-sharp teeth. "Typically, they ignore the camera", said Skomal, the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries's senior fisheries biologist and shark expert . Read More »